Big Rapids, Mich. - A special internet talk show covering Ferris
State University football will air each week this fall as the
"Bulldog Beat" Football Show hits the web airwaves on Thursday
nights throughout the season.
The first show is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Sept. 2) at 9 p.m. (ET).
The talk show, which will be powered by a service called Blog Talk Radio, will be co-hosted by FSU Associate Athletics Communications Director/Football SID Rob Bentley and local journalist Sandy Gholston, who works in the school's University Advancement and Marketing Department and has covered Bulldog football locally for more than 14 years. The duo is also part of the Bulldog Football radio team during the season on local radio station WYBR.
The approximate 60 to 90-minute show will take
place Thursday evenings starting at 9 p.m. (ET) beginning this
week (Sept. 2) and can be heard live by visiting www.blogtalkradio.com/ferrisathletics.
The show will be archived for those not able to catch the live version and made available both via the official Blog Talk Radio show site along with the official FSU Athletics Website at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com after completion of the show. It can then also be downloaded via iTunes, RSS or an MP3 file.
Bentley and Gholston will discuss this week's season opener in the special debut episode this Thursday (Sept. 2) evening at 9 p.m. (ET). The initial show will be part of continuing game week coverage on the FSU Athletics Website leading up to Ferris' first contest on Friday evening at Hillsdale.
Much like any football radio show, each week's episode will
offer a preview of the upcoming opponent, a review of the previous
week's contest and an overall general discussion of Bulldog
Football. Special guests are also expected to be be part of
the show throughout the season, including members of the
Ferris staff and various players.
In addition to listening to the show, fans will also have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback by utilizing FSU Athletics' official facebook and twitter links found on the Blog Talk Radio show page.
No sign-up for fans is necessary to listen to the show, however, by registering for the free Blog Talk Radio service, fans can also send direct messages and post comments to the show's hosts along with participate via a chat service. Email and text message reminders can also be set for those wanting a reminder prior to the show's scheduled start time.
Those fans wishing to post questions can also do so before the scheduled show time by emailing email@example.com or by utilizing FSU's official facebook and twitter links.
Blog Talk Radio's unique technology and seamless integration with leading social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, empowers citizen broadcasters to create and share their original content, their voices and opinions in a public worldwide forum. Many businesses also utilize the platform as a tool to extend their brands and join the conversation on the social web.
The service is the world's largest social radio network,
enabling anyone to host an interactive audio broadcast and
syndicate it with one click to Facebook, Twitter, iTunes and across
the Web. Blog Talk Radio's network of podcasters is made up of tens
of thousands of hosts who have produced more than 500,000 episodes
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visitors every month.
Please visit this link below to access the show at the scheduled start time:
"Bulldog Beat" Football Show
Thursday Nights: 9 p.m. (ET)